Summer Cruise 2016 23rd – 31st July

LYC Summer Cruise 2016

If you haven’t seen them already, Details of the cruise can be found here (Click the link above to Download a copy).


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Lydney Yacht Club Summer Ball 16th July 2016

LYC Summer Ball 2016

LYC Summer Ball 2016

Following on from the huge success of the Curry Night last month (Thanks again to Chris and Hillary) we will be holding a Summer Ball on July 16th.

Italian Food and Dress: Shades, Shorts and Sun Dresses!

Food from 6pm and Musicians wanted to entertain the crowds. £5 / head Kids go free.

Please contact Chris on email: or fill in the form at the club bar.



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Lydney Yacht Club Rally 9th & 10th July 2016

LYC Rally 2016

2016 Rally Poster

Our Annual Rally is nearly upon us, and your club needs you! There are plenty of jobs which require many hands including:

          Helpers for Kids Games

          Raffle prizes

          Tea and Cake Stalls

          Food / Burger Stalls

          Setting up from Thursday and Clear up on Sunday (marquees etc)

          Car Park Attendants


          Try Sailing – Experienced Helms Required, 10:00am on Saturday

          And much more!

Please contact Andy  or Mobile: 07707 689649 and let him know how and when you are able to help.

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LYC Membership Renewals

Membership Renewals are now due if you haven’t already sent your form and payment.

Please find a copy of the Form attached to this post.

All the best for a great year ahead!

Lydney Yacht Club Member Application Form 2016

Lydney Yacht Club

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Great news!

We await a formal announcement but apparently, the contractors have said that the lock gates will be working as of today!

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We’re back!

Well, after years and years of nothing on this site, I thought it’s about time that changed.

Everything seems to be done by email these days and I’m not certain who will see this post but here goes!

Firstly, a rant! The Environment Agency have been doing everything at the Harbour except work associated with Boats! They use the excuse that they are being careful with public money but I would argue that their delays and obfuscation have actually wasted more!

They spent a huge amount of money on a dredging operation in 2021 which has subsequently been neglected! In fact, it has apparently exacerbated the problem by allowing new silt to run down into the dredged area with no means of flushing it away! This has caused the inner lock gates to become non operational!

The dredging to the outer harbour has been replaced by new silt as the gates have remained un repaired! We have been prepared for the to lift the gates for nearly a year with no action being taken!

The EA have had the temerity to send bills out to owners of boats which are currently trapped in the inner harbour! A comment made to me was that ‘They could not guarantee to keep the Harbour operational!’

I would love to bring my boat back to Lydney Harbour but frankly, until I can be sure that I can get in and out when I want to that will never happen!

We’re starting to think that it might be worth putting Trot Moorings back in front of the club, however, this would mean having the boat sink into the mud at low tide. Something most owners would prefer not to do!

I think we need to start a strong campaign aimed at increasing the water based activities so the the EA are shamed into doing a better job of protecting this wonderful asset!

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Club Renewal Form 2018

Club renewal form

Here’s a link to the club membership renewal form for all those who can’t find it on Facebook or the club website which is under repair.

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Lydney Yacht Club EGM 18th February 2017 7:30pm


Dear Member,

Notice of LYDNEY YACHT CLUB EGM Saturday 18th February 7:30pm

At the last Lydney Yacht Club (LYC) Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on the 22nd October 2016, the members present were not able to agree the proposal put forward by the Management Committee in relation to Boat Storage Fees and revised Storage Rules for the forthcoming year. In addition Audited Accounts for the Club were not available at the AGM. The Management Committee agreed to revisit Boat Storage Fees and Storage Rules in order to develop a proposal that took into account the views of a working group on this matter and that an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) would be held to provide members with an opportunity to vote on Boat Storage Fees and Storage Rules, and also to receive the Audited Club Accounts.

The EGM will be held at the Club House on Saturday 18th February at 7:30pm. Agenda details are attached (lyc-egm-agenda-2017).

Lydney Yacht Club Membership 2017

Membership Fees for LYC were agreed at the AGM and we attach the latest Application for Membership & Renewal form for your completion. We have extended the £5 membership discount to all fees received by the 1st March 2017.


Members Vote on Boat Storage Fees and Storage Rules

Please find attached the Management Committees Proposal for 2017 Boat Storage Fees and Storage Rules (lyc-proposed-storage-fees-and-storage-rules-2017). This proposal took account of the deliberations of a small working group. Members which took part in the group were Andy Simons (Chair), Phil Davies, Hedley Blackwell, Steven Brown and Peter Mellersh.

The attached proposal has been unanimously agreed by the Management Committee and we now offer this to the membership to approve.

Because this Vote has to go to an EGM and we want to give all members the opportunity to register their view, we are going to allow proxy votes in line with Rule 40 of Lydney Yacht Club Rules. Please find attached a voting form attached (lyc-egm-proxy-vote-2017) which includes details of how to register your vote by Proxy.

Your job is to either vote yes to accept the proposal or no to reject, in which case Boat Storage Fees and Storage Rules will remain unchanged until a new proposal is put to the next AGM.

Lydney Yacht Club has the lowest fees of any club in the Bristol Channel and we intend to keep it that way. The reason for the proposed modest increase in fees and change of rules is to encourage members to sail their boats and not leave them unused and in a state of disrepair in the compound.

Yours sincerely

Paul Hayes. Commodore. Lydney Yacht Club



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Lydney Yacht Club Christmas Dinner Dance Saturday 10th December

Lydney Yacht Club Christmas Dinner Dance Saturday 10th December

Just a reminder about the annual Dinner Dance (further details below – click to enlarge the image). The evening is once again being held at Watney Hall in Lydney Tickets are £16 Adults, £8 Under 18s and are available either at the Club bar or by emailing Please join us for great Food, Music and Entertainment!


This year the Annual Awards will be held separately at the later date of 14th January 2017. This event will be held at the club house and more details will be provided shortly.

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